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Nitt Khair Maanga

every time i post a sufi song here...i try to make it as simple for those who have no background with this type of music or poetry without getting my personal technical learning in the way...!! what we learn in the books or in the academic circle is very matter of fact and complicated....we are trained to treat words as the tool to have a peep inside the times of those medieval mystics who have revolutionized the concept of literature and spirituality. we are often warned against the flow of mystic poetry and are advised to center ourselves to the theoretical teachings they have left behind. but i never could keep my self focus to the shrine life of sufis.............i strongly believe there is no way we can have a peep in their mind without understanding the brilliant literature they composed. therefore sufi poetry and prose hold a great attraction to me...its important becoz these people were not trying to fetch acclaim through their verses but these were the mystics who drenched in the love of supreme gave birth to a whole new dictionary and terminology as well as expressions...!!!
they created symbols and metaphors to help the novice understand the relationship between soul and creator...!! death is one such metaphor.........in sufi literature where its used it never means the death of physical death.........!! why to mention death of this mortal body which eventually would come one day....but they speak about a death within............a death of ur individual self..........death of 'I'...........so that it can finally relive in 'you'! so death is celebrated in sufism..........its nothing to mourn or be sad about.........but its celebrated as a wedding day...........when u finally united with the supreme....!!!!
this sufi song i m posting here speaks about such a death...............when 'i' cease to exist and only 'you' lives..
it speaks about a time when beloved become so important that lover forgets about himself...and all he can thinks of is the object of his love...........that object become love............death..........life and prayer........!!!
its one of my favorite composition and Nusrat Fathe Ali Khan has immortalize it with his style and voice..........!!!      



hor ki maagna main rub kolo..
ek khair maanga tere dum di..
baaj sajjan laaj paar tere.... 
main kojiyan kade kaam di...
pal pal maane sukh ve hazaran..
ghadi vekhe na koi alam di...!!
badar humesha mulla rakhe...
dolan tate nazaar karam di...

*what else i should ask from god.......save the well being of you...?? without you this world holds no charm and no beauty for me. i have been made so that i can love you. every moment of my life i wish god bestow care and happiness on you...........you never see a moment of pain or suffering!! i wish god keeps his grace on you and you never stay without the protection of allaha...........not even for one moment...!!
this is the only desire which originates in my heart..............which only beats for you..!!

nitt khair maanga soniya main teri..
dua na koi hor maangdi..
tere pairan che akheer hove meri...
dua na koi hor maangdi...!!!
 nitt khair maanga.............
dua na koi hor maangdi...........!!!!!

*so i pray for you every moment of my life............there is no prayer on my lips other than the prayer of your well being....!! i wish every minute of my life that when the day of my departure approach..........you would be holding me in your arms...........death would become ever so beautiful if it would embrace me at your doorstep...i desire this one last wish.............!!!

ai dum dum khair kare rub teri...
maanga roz main sajjan duaavan..
sadaka tera main aye zindgi...
lakh vari khol gumavan...
pir shabir da sadakan dolan..
tainu lagan na garam hawana...
jug-jug jiven shaala tu..
teri aai main mar jawana....
nitt khair maanga....soniyan main teri..
dua na koi hor maangdi...

*every day i pray that god watches over every single breath of yours....i bow in my belief and ask god to grant you every happiness in return of all my prayers..! this life of mine belongs to you and therefore i can scarifies it again and again just for your happiness.....!! i ask my master to bless you so that you never ever see hard days..........!! may you live for long and when messengers of death approach to take you with them............i would trade your death with my life........this is the only prayer in my heart..............and no other wish!!!
   

tere pyaar ditta jado da sahara ve....
mahiyan bhul gayan mainu..
jug sara ve...
khusi aheo mainu sajjan batheri ..
dua na koi hor maangdi...
tere pairan che akheer hove meri...
dua na koi hor maangdi......
nitt khair .

*ever since your love has taken hold of my heart.............i have forgotten every other thing of this mortal world...!!! you have given me so much happiness with your love that i am content and want nothing else for self save that you live happily............!!

tu milyan te mil gai khudai ve..
tu milyan te mil gai khudai ve..
haath jode aankhan...
paavi na judai ve..
mar javangi je aankh maitho pheri....
dua na koi hor maangdi...
tere pairan che akheer hove meri.
dua na koi hor maangdi...

*when i have found you.............where is the need to win this world...........my whole universe resides in you.......!! i m asking you just one thing never distanced yourself from me..............because the day you would go i would die.............i won't be able to bear the separation from you............and besides this one thing i don't ask for anything else...!!!

paavan waasta ve kaali chadd jaavi na..
paavan waasta ve kaali chadd jaavi na..
haansa mainu kitte jug da banavi na....
ai shaala jhule na judaiyan di haneri...
dua na koi hor maangdi..
tere pairan che akheer hove meri..
dua na koi hor maangdi..

*in the name of my love i am beseeching you never to leave me alone............i have made my love for you so open that the whole world would laugh at me when you would go away and leave me behind..........oh dear i would not be able to live without you........i cann't bear the storm of your separation.......!! so i ask god never to take you away from me..........there is just this wish in my heart and none else...!!!
 
khaira dum dum dola maanga teriyan..
khaira dum dum dola maanga teriyan...
shala lag jaan tainu swaana meriyan...
main ta mar ki ve rahna mahiyan teri..
main ta mar ki ve rahna mahiyan teri..
dua na koi hor maangdi..
tere pairan che akheer hove meri....
dua na koi hor maangdi..

*i am asking for your life and wish that even my breaths become yours...........when you fell shorts of breaths i would give you mine.............its because i would be yours...............even when i won;t be breathing in this mortal world....................!!!

aheo rub kolo maangiyan duavan main...
allaha kare teri aai maar javan main..
haathi badal banavi sadhi dehri...
dua na koi hor maangdi..
tere pairan che akheer hove meri..
dua na koi hor maangdi..
nitt khair maanga soniya main teri..
dua na koi hor maangdi..


*i have asked god to take me away in your place...........i can give away my life happily for you as i would have the satisfaction that after my death..........you would bury me with your own hand and its enough to take away the dread of death from my heart.....!!! 
i have just this wish in my heart and i ask for nothing else........!!! just hold me in your arms while i would be going and i would have no complains for anything....!!!

ps:- this verse is a lyrical folk classic of Punjab.............and narrates the strong devotion of a lover towards the beloved..............!! sufis believe that worldly love becomes the beginning of other worldly love............!! however the paradigm of both love are same...........and pass through the same level.......of self annihilation. the day you die............in love you immediately are reborn in the object of your love................so its not a death but a reunion with the beloved...!!!
and this song is for somebody who keeps biting my head about complicated sufi poetry.....hope you love it becoz its for you!!!



destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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I don't understand any of the poetry you post..... well unless you write its meaning in layman's term :)

very funny..i always explain sir...........though u never read them!!!!

thanks..............!!!

so happy you translated it. that is a very beautiful message. he had a very sweet way of saying things.